Seattle Cell Science Symposium 2020
This year, we hosted the fifth annual Seattle Cell Science Symposium virtually. The 2020 symposium featured two half-days of presentations from leaders in the field of cell biology, including Allen Distinguished Investigators and the Allen Institute for Cell Science Junior Fellows. Each day also included a panel discussion on the future of the field. Team members from the Allen Institute for Cell Science also presented research updates and a breakout session to learn more about the tools and resources available on allencell.org.
Event Agenda (All Times Pacific)
Thursday, December 17: Cell nucleus
Day 1 will be focused specifically on the cell nucleus. Speakers will present their research, as well discuss overcoming the challenges within the field.
820-8:30am - Virtual meeting log-in
8:30-8:45am - Susanne Rafelski, Allen Institute for Cell Science, Welcome and introductory remarks
8:45-9:05am - Geeta Narlikar, University of California, San Francisco
9:05-9:25am - Alexandra Zidovska, New York University
9:25-9:45am - Arjun Raj, University of Pennsylvania
9:45-10:05am - Abby Buchwalter Cool, University of California, San Francisco
10:05-10:15 - Break
10:15-10:35 - Ting Wu, Harvard Medical School
10:35-10:45 - GW Gant Luxton & Daniel Starr, University of California, Davis
10:45-10:55am - Megan King & Simon Mochrie, Yale University
10:55am-11:05pm - Katharine Ullman, University of Utah & Maho Niwa, University of California San Diego
11:05-11:25am - Chris Frick, Allen Institute for Cell Science
11:25am-12:15pm - Panel Discussion
12:15-12:20pm - Closing Remarks
Friday, December 18:
8:20-8:30am - Virtual meeting log-in
8:30-8:45am - Ru Gunawardane, Allen Institute for Cell Science, Welcome and introductory remarks
8:45-9:05am - Susan Parkhurst, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, "Cell wound repair: Dealing with life’s daily traumas"
9:05-9:25am - Derek Applewhite, Reed College
9:25-9:45am - Stem Cell State Team Talk, Allen Institute for Cell Science
9:45-10:05am - Allen Institute for Cell Science Tools Lightning Talks
10:05-10:15 - Break
10:15-10:35 - David Van Valen, California Institute of Technology
10:35-10:55 - Martin Kampmann, University of California, San Francisco
10:55-11:15am - Ron Vale, Janelia Research Campus
11:15am-12:00pm - Panel Discussion
12:00-12:05pm - Closing Remarks
On Day 2 of the sympoisum, researchers from the Allen Institute presented lightning talks on four resources featured on allencell.org. After the symposium program, the creators of the tools hosted a separate Q&A session to answer questions about using the tools.
Featured tools & resources:
- AGAVE - a path trace rendering tool to help researchers visualize the delicate and dynamic inner workings of human stem cells.
- Allen Cell Collection - the first publicly available collection of fluorescently tagged, human, induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC) lines.
- Allen Cell & Structure Segmenter - a new open source toolkit for segmenting 3D intracellular structures in fluorescence microscopy images
- Simularium - a new platform to facilitate collaboration between experimental and computational biologists by building software tools and infrastructure to allow easy access to software packages written by computational biologists and easy visualization and sharing of results. This resource will be live soon.